The NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA, January 24, 2019 – After a career spanning four decades engineering and mixing hits for artists ranging from John Lennon, Aerosmith, Kiss, and Heart in New York’s Record Plant Studios to Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton and others in the legendary studios of Nashville, Steve Marcantonio has now set up his own shop. Steve’s Music House did its first sessions earlier this year in his newly opened personal Pro Tools-based production studio in Franklin, a Nashville suburb that’s become a music center in its own right, and where Marcantonio has already done sessions for country music legend Ronnie Dunn and GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Dann Huff’s work with Brantley Gilbert and the band Midland. What’s let him move so quickly and confidently into his new space are acoustical treatments from Auralex® Acoustics, Inc. (booth 14921), the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments, to tame a problematic environment.
The control room’s acoustics are kept in check by Auralex ProPanels™ that line the vertical surfaces of the space, ProPanel ProClouds™ panels suspended from the ceiling, eliminating flutter echoes and other ambient artifacts from this critical listening space. In the corners of the control room and the spacious vocal booth that overlooks a nearby lake, Auralex DST-LENRD™ Bass Traps keep low-frequency energy under control. The vocal booth also utilizes SonoFlat™ Studiofoam® panels. Absolutely accurate monitoring is assured by Auralex ProPAD™ and ProPAD-XL™ Monitor Isolation Pads underneath the control room’s KRK V8 and V6 monitor speakers, and the Auralex SubDude-HT™ Acoustic Isolation Pads under the KRK subwoofer.
“That’s really what we’re talking about here,” says Marcantonio. “The ability to hear the truth, to hear what’s really in there. And not just for me in the control room — we have Auralex products in the vocal booth, which also has a window that looks out on the area and a lake. It’s very peaceful and inspiring for vocalists, and the Auralex treatments in the booth make sure that there are no [ambient] distractions when they’re singing. They’re hearing exactly what they’re singing, and so am I in the control room.”
Ultimately, says Marcantonio, Auralex treatments will let his new studio compete in a drastically different music-production environment than when he came to Nashville to work in conventional facilities, where he made hits with dozens of artists. “I have to compete with the major studios and all of the private and personal ones,” he says. “You can’t just be an engineer anymore — you have to bring the entire package. Auralex makes sure that in my studio, I’m hearing everything accurately and precisely, that what happens here translates exactly when it goes to the next studio. It’s nothing but the truth. Auralex is accuracy.”
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Photo Caption 1: Steve Marcantonio, pictured in his personal mix room Steve’s Music House in Franklin, TN, featuring acoustical treatment solutions from Auralex®
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Photo Caption 2: Steve Marcantonio’s personal mix room Steve’s Music House in Franklin, TN, features acoustical treatment solutions from Auralex®.
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Photo Caption 3: Vocal booth at Steve Marcantonio’s personal mix room Steve’s Music House in Franklin, TN, features acoustical treatment solutions from Auralex®
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Photo Caption 4: Ceiling detail at Steve Marcantonio’s personal mix room Steve’s Music House in Franklin, TN, features acoustical treatment solutions from Auralex®
About Auralex® Acoustics, Inc.
Located in Indianapolis, Auralex® Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best possible value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies worldwide.
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